Saturday, December 2

Kast vs Boric: what is at stake in Chile in the most polarized and closed election in 20 years

  • Daniel Garcia Marco
  • BBC News World

Boric y Kast

Image source, Getty Images


Gabriel Boric (left) and José Antonio Kast (right).

A choice between extremes to be defined in the center.

The rightist Jose Antonio Kast and the leftist Gabriel Boric The presidency of Chile is at stake this Sunday in a second round to which they arrive practically tied amid great uncertainty.

Kast won the first with just over two percentage points over Boric, the smallest difference since 1999 Ricardo Lagos exceeded by 0.4% Joaquin Lavin, which he later defeated in the ballot by a narrow margin.

More than 20 years later, Boric seeks a milestone: to be the first to overcome the disadvantage of the first round and win the presidency in the second.

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